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Poetry’s Amazing Recent Moments Has Raised Community Voices

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 1 comment

By Martha Sessums, President, Association for Continuing Education Poet Amanda Gorman has brought poetry back into the spotlight at a much-needed time. She became a sensation when she delivered her poem The Hill We Climb at the U.S. presidential inauguration. Her performance and the power of her poem was (and continues to be) reported on from around the world and on social media. She was also asked to become the first poet commissioned to write a poem to be read at the Super Bowl. Poetry. At the Super Bowl. Amanda’s poem honored the essential...

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KALW “Teaching Newsroom” Wins Eight Society of Professional Journalist Awards

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Audience Supported Public Media, and David Exumé, Audio Academy ‘21 KALW has received a station-record eight awards from the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists! (Full disclosure: I am the current president of this organization, but I am not a judge in any audio or video categories — and for the first time, this year, we won in both!) This is a testament to how a “teaching newsroom” — much like a “teaching hospital” — can combine top notch quality...

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Teamwork and “Pitch to Air” Strategies Help Audio Academy Students Create @WORK Stories

Posted by on Feb 2, 2021 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Listener Supported Public Radio, and Azul Dahlstrom-Eckman, Audio Academy ’21 We’ve had a few more Audio Academy stories air in the past week. They’re part of our @WORK series, looking at how people’s vocations have and haven’t changed during the pandemic: How One Oakland Chiropractor Is Treating The Ailments Taking A Backseat During The Pandemic — Carla Esteves A Medical Clown Proves That Laughter Is Essential — Azul Dahlstrom-Eckman Azul shared some thoughts about how things...

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